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Tokyo Olympics consulting firm paid $370,000 to IOC member's son

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Corrupt IOC, what else is new.

17 ( +21 / -4 )

...transferred some $370,000 to the son of one-time influential IOC member Lamine Diack and his company before and after the Japanese capital was picked in September 2013

I can't believe that unethical behavior resulted in the selection of an Olympic game site! My goodness, my faith in the fairness and honesty of the Olympic game city selection committee has been shattered to bits. Will 2020 end already?

12 ( +12 / -0 )

Dig 3 feet you'll find 1 body dig 6 you'll find 12 bodies

I wonder how deep the corruption would go if somebody actually investigated this guys

11 ( +11 / -0 )

Further proof - if it was needed - that Japanese corruption and bribery bought the doomed Olympics. And the taxpayer will keep paying for decades!

17 ( +17 / -0 )

Wow, what an own-goal. Bribing IOC members to let you shoot yourself in the foor by hosting one of theirevents.

7 ( +7 / -0 )

Black Tidings indeed for the Japanese public who will be paying. Like the deals with Dentsu, Mori etc. even the attempts to cover up the corruption are half-hearted becuase in the end the public on the hook and all the perpetrators have to do is enjoy their gains.

8 ( +8 / -0 )

So why is it I have to jump through hoops to send 1,000,000 overseas for tuition payments?

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Further proof - if it was needed - that Japanese corruption and bribery bought the doomed Olympics. And the taxpayer will keep paying for decades

exactly.

pls stop this tokyo olympic "thing" and focus on something more important.

9 ( +9 / -0 )

Isn't the NORM when dealing with the IOC? you pay to win?

This is how it works, unless you want to wait forever to host the Olympics.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Modern bid for sporting events has becoming of a joke.Just look at FIFA

6 ( +6 / -0 )

Quelle surprise.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

consulting firm for the Tokyo Olympic bid committee transferred some $370,000 to the son of one-time influential IOC member Lamine Diack and his company before and after the Japanese capital was picked in September 2013 as the host city

No news regarding law enforcement going after to that consulting company?

6 ( +6 / -0 )

Anyone in Japan arrested?

12 ( +12 / -0 )

Every comment here accurately describes the corruption of the Olympics. It’s time we put this shambolic circus out to pasture.

7 ( +7 / -0 )

Bribing someone so you can make money for their organization at huge cost to yourself. All for some flag waving pride and construction kickbacks.

No prizes for guessing who wears the shoes and who is the doormat.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

Nice! Always love a payday.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Seeking gold with their snouts deep in the Olympic trough that overfloweth.

Crime pays!

6 ( +6 / -0 )

Bright side .. only jpy 370,000 and NOT JPY370,000,000,000

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

jojo ! $370,000!

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Anything dishonest in never good.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

When people ask what is the secret behind the economic success of developed countries, it generally comes down to the lack ofcorruption. That isn’t to say that corruption does not exist, but it is not culturally tolerated as it is elsewhere.

In developed country something of a level playing field still exists (though it becomes more tilted with each generation), and the ability of individuals to find success leads to greater collective success.

But in Papa Massata’s country, success comes only if one can afford to pay the bribes necessary to be let onto the field.

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Corrupt IOC, what else is new

You forgot half of the corruption equation:

*shed further light on the allegation that the *Tokyo bid committee engaged in vote-buying.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

This is the only upside to this virus this is hurting the IOC now and in the future regarding the corrupt behavior. How many countries are going to want to hold the future Olympics after Japan suffering huge losses....nah. It will be the IOC having to wine and dine countries to try and get them to hold the Olympics it is good.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

"The then chief of the Japanese committee confirmed the payment but denied any wrongdoing."

Of course! It's Japan! You don't get hired if bribery isn't on your resume.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

All that and then the piece de resistence: COVID-19.

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